Programming language: Go
License: MIT License

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sake is a command runner for local and remote hosts. You define servers and tasks in a sake.yaml config file and then run the tasks on the servers.

This readme is also accessible on sakecli.com.

sake has tons of features:

  • auto-completion of tasks, servers and tags
  • SSH into servers or docker containers sake ssh <server>
  • list servers/tasks via sake list servers|tasks
  • present task output in a compact table format sake run <task> --output table
  • open task/server in your preferred editor sake edit task <task>
  • import other sake.yaml configs
  • and [many more!](docs/recipes.md)


Interested in managing your git repositiories in a similar way? Check out mani!

Table of Contents


sake is available on Linux and Mac.

  • Binaries are available on the release page

  • via cURL

    curl -sfL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/alajmo/sake/main/install.sh | sh
  • via Homebrew

    brew tap alajmo/sake
    brew install sake
  • Via GO install

    go install github.com/alajmo/[email protected]

Auto-completion is available via sake completion bash|zsh|fish and man page via sake gen.

Building From Source

Requires go 1.18 or above.

  1. Clone the repo
  2. Build and run the executable

    make build && ./dist/sake
    # To build for all target platforms run (requires goreleaser CLI)
    make build-all


Create a New Sake Config

Run the following command:

$ sake init

Initialized sake in /tmp/sake
- Created sake.yaml

Following servers were added to sake.yaml

 Server    | Host
 localhost |

Run Some Commands

# List all servers
$ sake list servers

 Server    | Host
 localhost |

# List all tasks
$ sake list tasks

 Task | Description
 ping | Pong

# Run Task
$ sake run ping --all

TASK ping: Pong ************ | pong

# Count number of files in each server in parallel
$ sake exec --all --output table --parallel 'find . -type f | wc -l'

 Server    | Output
 localhost | 1

What's Next

Check out the examples page for more advanced examples and the recipes page for a list of useful recipes.


  • [Examples](docs/examples.md)
  • [Recipes](docs/recipes.md)
  • [Config Reference](docs/config-reference.md)
  • [Command Reference](docs/command-reference.md)
  • [Project Background](docs/project-background.md)
  • [Changelog](docs/changelog.md)
  • [Contributing](docs/contributing.md)


The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2022 Samir Alajmovic

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the sake README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.